Training going really well now, obviously at a low level but hopefully I've maintained lots of fitness through cross training so it shouldn't be too difficult to get back into full training with everything that that involves:
long runs, hill reps, tempo runs, fartlek, speedwork, cycling, weights, flexibility ...
Almost back to normal.
Yesterday I completed my longest run since 25 October last year. Only 8.8 miles (14.2 km) but it's a good start. Absolutely no aches, pains, strains or sprains. A bit cold though. An interesting thing happened at about 2.5 miles (4 km) ... I was running past St Mary's School in Menston when, with no warning at all, 30 children suddenly ran out of the gate and ran with me for at least ten minutes. Year 8 PE lesson according to the teachers.
Running with a class of 12 year olds was a bit different though and some of the conversations were interesting to say the least ...
One or two races have now been tentatively added to my schedule and over the coming weeks they, along with others, will be confirmed. More about all that later.
As a footnote to this post, can anyone explain why when Keir studies in Northern Ireland he will receive less Maintenance Grant and less Maintenance Loan than if he was to study in England ? Very strange ... and unfair.